Friday, February 21, 2020

Access all areas

The impact of Brexit will be felt in pretty much every sphere and sector - and the music industry is no exception. Understandably, the announcement that EU artists will need visas to tour the UK from 2021 has been met with widespread dismay - and indeed anger, given that only last month Culture Minister Nigel Adams was quoted as saying that protecting freedom of movement for artists was "absolutely essential".

The Home Office have clarified that the rules won't apply to artists who come for less than a month, but that won't appease those who have been calling for a two-year working visa that would allow multiple entries over that period of time. If you enjoy seeing the best musicians from across the EU on your own doorstep, then be sure to sign the petition for a Musicians Passport and help to put some pressure on those with the power to make it happen.

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